Blueprint of Evolution
"Where shall I begin, please Your Majesty?" he asked. "Begin at the beginning," the King said gravely, "and go until you come to the end; then stop."
—LEWIS CARROLL Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
All we physicists strive to do is to trace His lines after Him.
The process of biological evolution can be compared to the evolution of musical instruments. Because the evolution of those instruments stretched over millennia, no single mind could oversee it, nor, as far as we know, did any person at any time predict how musical instruments would develop. Despite this lack of a unifying mind to guide development, a philharmonic symphony orchestra is today a wonder to hear, especially when playing Mozart's Symphony Number 41 ("Jupiter") flawlessly. Obviously, there must have been an underlying logic that substituted for an actively guiding hand.
Musical instruments are commonly divided into three categories: strings (including harpsichord and piano), winds, and